BritishAmerican Business Welcomes Decision to Remove Travel Ban on UK Travellers to the US
20 September 2021
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London – Today, the US announced it will remove travel restrictions for vaccinated EU and UK citizens. BritishAmerican Business (BAB) welcomes this decision, which will help both economies bounce back from the disruption felt throughout the pandemic.
Commenting on the decision, BAB CEO Duncan Edwards said: “Over the past 18 months, BritishAmerican Business has worked with our partners in the transatlantic business community, as well as with government officials both in the UK and the US, to find ways to safely resume transatlantic travel. We welcomed the UK’s decision this summer to remove restrictions for US travellers and have since been encouraging the US government to reciprocate.
“Throughout this 18-month period, we have spoken to hundreds of companies on both sides of the Atlantic about the negative impact that the US travel ban has had on them. Small and medium-sized businesses were particularly affected, in many cases unable to send people across the Atlantic to close business deals or expand operations. Today’s announcement brings much needed relief and support for the US-UK economic partnership.”
About BritishAmerican Business
BritishAmerican Business is the leading transatlantic trade association incorporating the British-American Chamber of Commerce in the US and the American Chamber of Commerce in the UK.
We are committed to strengthening the economic corridor between the United States and the United Kingdom by supporting policies and actions that protect and enhance the environment for transatlantic trade and investment on behalf of our members.
We convene and serve a growing network of companies and business leaders through networking opportunities, bespoke programming and marketing platforms.
We actively promote trade and investment and support those who make the transatlantic corridor part of their business growth ambition.